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Our Client was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. The Police alleged that a vehicle driven by our Client was illegally parked in an alley. The vehicle then left the alley, using the alley as a thru-way. The Police pulled the vehicle over, and as they approached, they claimed they observed our Client making several movements towards the center console of the vehicle. Our Client was ordered out of the vehicle for Officer Safety. Our Client was not able to produce a valid driver's license and was placed under arrest. The Police then searched the vehicle and found 28 bags of heroin on the center console. Additional narcotics were found in another plastic baggie in the car. Although the case went beyond the Preliminary Hearing Stages, we were able to negotiate a plea agreement for special Expungeable Probation. Our Client now has the power to avoid a felony conviction in this matter.
Our Client was charged with Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. The Police served a search warrant at an address they claimed was the residence of our Client. Our Client was not present while the police executed the search warrant and was arrested hours later, miles away. There were, however, other adults present at the location while the search warrant was served. Even though the search warrant limited the search of the Officers to the 1st floor of the 2 flat apartment building, the Officers took it upon themselves to search the basement. While searching the basement, the Officers claim to have recovered, from a bedroom, narcotics and ammunition as well as a letter addressed to our Client with the address of the search warrant on it. We took our Client's case to trial. At trial, several of the officers testified inconsistently. One officer testified that the residence that was searched was a single family home with a mid apartment exit door which led to the basement. Another testified that there was no door leading to the basement. An evidence technician who photographed all the evidence testified that the letter was recovered from the basement bedroom (where he photographed it). However, the evidence technician must've forgotten that he had testified under oath at another hearing that the letter was recovered from an upstairs dining room. When asked about his inconsistency, he said "I was mistaken." The prosecution presented photographs of the 1st floor to the court. However, none of those photographs showed any of the bedrooms upstairs. In fact, one of the officers claimed that there wasn't a bedroom upstairs, when it was clear from the photographs that the person taking the photograph was standing in the door frame of the bedroom. The verdict was Not Guilty and our Client was Acquitted!
Our Client was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Our Client was also on probation for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. A Violation of Probation (VOP) was filed because of the new case. The Police alleged that they pulled our Client's vehicle over for expired registration. As they approached to talk to our Client, he allegedly placed several baggies of suspect heroin into an open glove box. They ordered our Client out of the car, searched the car and recovered the narcotics. Although the case went beyond the Preliminary Hearing Stages, we were able to negotiate a favorable deal for our Client. Even though he was looking at up to 6 years in prison for the new case and up to 3 years in prison for the VOP, we convinced the Judge to give him another chance. Our Client was released on Probation again.
Our Client was charged with Felony Possession of Cannabis within 1000 feet of a school. The Police allegedly pulled our Client's vehicle over because of broken taillights. They claimed our Client didn't have a driver's license. As a result they arrested him, and searched his person. While searching our Client, the Police allegedly recovered 25 bags of cannabis from his pocket. All of the charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing.